While the idea is noble, I have two problems with Ikea’s furniture that wirelessly charges devices. First, there is more than one charging standard and many phones will stay dead. Second, would there not be an electrical socket (or two or three) near the furniture? Isn’t the need more outside the home and office?
Selfie sticks are no longer welcome at the Smithsonian. From a new policy edict: “We encourage museum visitors to take selfies and share their experiences — and leave the selfie sticks in their bags.”
Do you want more battery life for your Apple Watch? The Reserve Strap is like a Mophie but it runs $249.
A security firm said that it found pre-installed malware on the Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone.
A thousand new smartphones are shipped every 21.8 seconds, according to The Economist.
Google's wireless service will only work with the Nexus 6, per the Wall Street Journal.
Samsung has lost its “Next Big Thing” marketing chief. He had a humongous budget, but certainly got his company's products noticed.
77% of millennials have mobile-banked within the past month. 52% have done so at least four times: Lightspeed FSG.
More than 40% of all time spent on TV properties is on mobile, per comScore.
Target says that mobile accounts for 40% of its digital orders.
The most valuable users are acquired via mobile ads between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Fetch.
Mobile video ads will account for 26% of the U.S. video ad spend by end of the year, per eMarketer.
That Samsung Pay will be widely available is only part of the story of adoption. Consumers need education and assurance of security.
Almost 2 billion mobile phones were sold in 2014: Gartner. Google’s operating system was included on about 80% of all devices sold.